Official ⋅ Class of 1994
Bob began his Wrestling career at Decatur Eisenhower, where he was a State Qualifier.
.Following High School he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he participated in and coached the Hawaiian Marines Wrestling Team. He also officiated the Hawaiian State Finals.
Returning to Decatur after his enlistment was up, Bo helped with the Clinton High School program. He then turned his efforts towards the Decatur Wrestling Club which was sponsored by the YMCA. Here he teamed with Clifford Sheets, a Hall of Famer, and got involved with officiating.
He began officiating IHSA matches in 19680 He officiated his first Regional in 172 and his First Sectional in 1974. He Officiated his First State Finals in 1977 He has worked 14 Individual State Finals, and 5 Dual Team Tournament Championships. He has also worked 5 IBSA State Championship Tournaments and 8 IKWF State Tournaments.
Bob has been affiliated with the IKWF for 20 years and has worked many kids tournaments that lead to the State Finals